Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity

SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (January 2021)

By SARF-USA Correspondent | January 11, 2021 |
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New Year’s Greetings to all our brothers in the Province of St. Nicholas, our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee, as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Pre-Christmas activities. There was a visit by Santa Claus and his elves to Sacred Heart for several hours on the afternoon of December 18th for families passing through the parking lot with their children to greet Santa and to receive a sweet treat . . . A great number of Christmas gifts were donated and distributed to the residents of The Willows (Ramapo Manor) in Suffern, St. Joseph…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (October 2020)

Fall greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Fr. John Gruben presided at the Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine on September 10 at the 9 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, in…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (August-September 2020)

Late summer greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Augustinian Celebrations. All of the Augustinian feasts in August were impacted this year by the ongoing restrictions on gatherings due to the Covid-19 virus. All liturgical celebrations and other spiritual activities…

 Undercover Birthday: Fr. John Gruben celebrates his birthday with some of the parish staff of Sacred  </br> Heart Church (l to r): Janis Batewell (director of Religious Ed), Fr. John, Fr. Michael Rafferty (pastor), </br> Patt Chester (parish secretary) and Henry Antonucci (sacristan)

SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (June 2020)

June greetings to all of our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee! The Sacred Heart/Tagaste community was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, announcing that public Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese were being resumed on a restricted basis on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi,…

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Prior General invites to “value the vocation” of SARF

Fray Miguel Miró, OAR addressed a fraternal message to the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity on the occasion of the solemnity of Pentecost. The evangelizing mission of the Augustinian Recollect family does not correspond only to the religious; it also corresponds to the laity. The Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Fray Miguel Miro,…

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SARF-Vicariate of the USA Newsletter (May 2020)

May greetings to all of our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee! We are into our third month of trying to survive a world changed by a deadly virus. All of us know family members or friends who have become sick or even died as a result of this illness. We are…

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SARF Luzon holds Regional Annual Reunion

MANILA–The members of the ten chapters of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) belonging to the Luzon region held their annual reunion last October 26, 2019 at the historic Intramuros, Manila more specially at the equally historic Colegio de Santa Rosa, a tertiary school established on August 30, 1750 and presently administered by the Augustinian…

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18th SARF Visayas Regional Reunion

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), Talisay Chapter, hosted the 18th SARF Visayas Regional Annual Reunion last October 19-20, 2019 held at Natures Village Resort, Talisay City. This year’s reunion had a theme “SARF: Empowering the youth of today, in Communion with the church.” There was a record breaking attendance of 144…

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Huling Hirit sa Tag-init: SARF National Council Summer Community Bonding

Pansol, LAGUNA–Summer is almost over. Lately, we’ve been having intermittent rain showers especially at night. This however did not deter the Secular Augustinian Recollects and their guests from enjoying two days of fun, laughter and camaraderie at the Villa San Ezekiel Moreno (formerly Villa San Miguel) in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna on May 23 – 24,…

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SARF-UNO-R sponsors Zumba for a cause

BACOLOD CITY – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity – UNO-R Chapter sponsored a Zumba for a Cause, February 11, 2019 at the University Gymnasium. It was an activity that ushered the opening of the Sportsfest 2019. Recognizing the invaluable contribution of the youth in vocation promotion/faith formation, SARF-UNO-R Chapter encouraged the National Service Training Program…